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  • 114-Special Telephone Number For Colombo Security

    THE PUBLIC are requested to use the telephone facility 114 if they need to inform the Security Forces of any suspicious items or parcels or activity that would affect peace within city limits in Colombo or in the suburbs. Such information will be treated highly confidential, the Army Headquarters announced.

  • HE Greets War Heroes Who Bagged Volleyball 'Bronze' at World Cup

    Twelve War Heroes who represented Sri Lanka in the World Championship Volleyball Tournament for the disable, held in Cambodia, on July 20 - 30, met HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday (25) evening at Temple Trees. The Sri Lankan team secured the third place claiming the Bronze medal in the tournament.....
  • New Commander Joins Fast-Breaking 'Ifthar' Ritual

    Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake joined Muslim members of the Sri Lanka Army to celebrate ‘Ifthar’, breaking of 'Ramadan' fast Monday evening (05) at a fast-breaking event, organized at 'Laya Beach' Hotel, Wadduwa. The event was organized by the Muslims Association of the Sri Lanka Army under the patronage of its President Brigadier M. Z. R. Sallay. ‘Ifthar’ celebrations marked for the third time in the Army took place in accordance with the wishes of the Commander who wants all religious and cultural identities be accommodated equally in the organization.

  • SFHQ-KLN Conducts English Language Course for NCOs

    Security Force Headquarters Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) ended its 45-day long English Language Course for Non Commissioned Officers (NCO) serving SFHQ-KLN under directions of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, in order to enhance basic English knowledge of the other rankers. Private K.B Ruwansiri......
  • Kotelawala Defence University Convocation Produces 90 More Military Graduates

    The annual Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) Convocation - 2011 for conferment of Bachelor and Master degrees on 90 military officers, including 4 foreign cadets, took place Tuesday (22) evening at Temple Trees with HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest. A total of 51 Army, 23 Navy,12 Air Force Cadet Officers and 4 foreign graduands (3 from Maldives and 1 from Nepal) read for those degrees....
  • New Year Celebrations at SFHQ - Wanni

    SECURITY Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W) celebrated the Sinhala and Tamil New Year on a grand scale giving priority for traditional sports events under the patronage of the Wanni Security Forces Commander and Competent Authority for IDP Welfare Major General Kamal Gunarathne. The occasion was also attended by senior Army officers serving in the region adding more ecstasy and strength to their fellow-men.

  • Ridiculous Sex Charges Against Army

    The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) denied allegations by a rights group that its troops are responsible for alleged ‘insecurity’ experienced by the women in the Northern and Eastern Provinces. Army Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said there have been repeated attempts to pin incidents of sexual violence on minority women in the North on the troops though in a majority of these cases perpetrators are of Tamil ethnicity.

  • Mullaittivu Soldiers Pass Out in Glittering Ceremony

    In conformity with military formalities, generally conducted in all military ceremonies elsewhere, 46 recruits enlisted to the 6 Sri Lanka Army Service Corps (SLASC) from Mullaittivu area, passed out on Tuesday (28) during a colourful ceremony upon completion of their three-month long training period at the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu.....